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GrandDuchessAndrea

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Judy Garland Russian letters
« on: June 22, 2010, 11:04:30 AM »
I am a fan of Judy Garland as well as the Romanovs and I have a picture of her that is labeled in Russian letters! I am wondering if anyone could transalate them for me. I'll describe them as best I can.
The 1st letter looks like a square without the bottom line, then a P and a O, C, T, Y, a square-ish W, a K and A. I hope this is sufficient! Thanks.

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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 11:17:49 AM »
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I am a fan of Judy Garland as well as the Romanovs and I have a picture of her that is labeled in Russian letters! I am wondering if anyone could transalate them for me. I'll describe them as best I can.
The 1st letter looks like a square without the bottom line, then a P and a O, C, T, Y, a square-ish W, a K and A. I hope this is sufficient! Thanks.

Пpoctyшk?
I think it's Proctushk?
Don't know what it means though, sorry.

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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 07:29:34 PM »
Here's the picture, it might help:



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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 09:06:37 PM »
Простушка/prostushka = goose.
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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 05:41:41 AM »
Простушка/prostushka = goose.

No,

Простушка = simpleton


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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 06:32:33 AM »
Why would anyone label Judy Garland a  goose/simpleton in any language?

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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 12:38:53 PM »
How strange. Poor Judy! I really wonder why they labeled it that.

Now what would show up but another Judy portrait labeled in Russian! How very strange. Here it is; perhaps this label is nicer:


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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 12:55:31 PM »
Простушка/prostushka = goose.

No,

Простушка = simpleton


Are you quite sure? Every dictionary I have says goose.

Простак is simpleton.

Кокетка = coquette.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 01:05:48 PM »
IMO, we are talking about a contextual issue in this translation.  In somewhat antiquated English, almost bordering on slang, "goose" (as a noun) can mean "simpleton," as in the expression "You silly goose!"  ( Ref. "Webster's American Dictionary, College Edition": "Goose,"  #4: "A silly or foolish person; simpleton.")   AP.
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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 01:12:53 PM »
 That is what I was thinking, AP.  silly goose and simpleton mean pretty much the same thing.
 Coquette sounds more like Judy Garland though.

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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2010, 01:41:45 PM »
Ah, yes, that is rather coquettish picture of Judy. I wonder where these 2 pictures came from, they're the same size, but too good of quality to be from a Russian magazine...or perhaps not?
Know of any '30s and '40s Russian film mag?
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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2010, 06:36:43 PM »
I enjoyed Judy in The Wizard Of Oz.
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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2010, 06:59:12 PM »
IMO, we are talking about a contextual issue in this translation.  In somewhat antiquated English, almost bordering on slang, "goose" (as a noun) can mean "simpleton," as in the expression "You silly goose!"  ( Ref. "Webster's American Dictionary, College Edition": "Goose,"  #4: "A silly or foolish person; simpleton.")   AP.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the insight, AP.
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Re: Judy Garland Russian letters
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2010, 07:17:36 PM »
 Well, Judy Garland did a lot of war work, as did many stars in that time, so, I suppose her  in a Russian movie star magazine could be expected.
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